Song of the Elves

Epic fantasy novels and short stories by David Charles Shepherd

Here come the Wolves

Thomas and his grandfather Mallakai, if you’ve not me them before, are the main protaganists in the Wolves of Winter saga.  Tom is an adventurous little boy when we first meet him, and an overworked, sulky teenager by the time of the second tale.  The legend of the Wolves of Winter is brought to life by the words of his grandfather, who mysteriously has knowledge of the hidden history of this elite band of fighters – a kind of royal secret service from the time of King Stephen (circa 450 the Light).

The Wolves of Winter Part III will be different, with Thomas taking central place in the adventure.  Will he join his grandfather and work to an unknown aim to keep the Great North Road closed, or will he give in to greed, and help his father secure a fortune for the people of Greendale?

All will be revealed as the saga continues later this year.  Part II of The Wolves of Winter is due out in April 2010.

Up the Elves!

 


About The Author

Writing has been my main form of escape since a child. Before teaching, I earned a living on a little known national newspaper, before discovering I also had a calling for the classroom. The first embryonic scribbles for Song of the Elves emerged in 2000. I began writing the first trilogy as one continuous manuscript entitled The Summerlands, which I finally completed in the Winter of 2007. In the intervening years, I've been transforming this first draft into three distinct instalments of the saga. "A Shadow Falls" and "The King's Blades" have already seen the light of day. "Sins of the Father" will follow shortly. There will be a second trilogy to complete the saga, which I intend to commence work on in 2012. Book four is entitled "The Lost, The Lonely and the Damned". I have also written a series of short tales entitled The Wolves of Winter, set in Rhoderica before the elves invaded the continent. This is now available through lulu.com as a paperback and via amazon kindle as an e-book.. My second, 'Tale of Rhoderica' will be a fantasy version of the great John Ford western - The Searchers. Entitled, To the Ends of the Earth', the novel will be out for Spring 2016. I am also half-way through a manuscript for a science fiction novel, entitled The Mirror of His Soul. Time and health permitting, these will all eventually see the light of day.

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